Chester Sands is the local branch of the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity, run by a small group of volunteer bereaved parents. Sands volunteers aim to support you by
– Running monthly support groups in Chester and Wirral, giving the opportunity to meet other bereaved parents and talk to others who are on a similar journey.
– Providing practical help and advice when a baby dies, including a variety of different booklets and other publications. Booklets can also be downloaded from the Sands website at http://www.uk-sands.org/resources/parents-family-friends/booklets-leaflets-certificates
We provide information and support leaflets to all bereaved parents on Labour Ward and the Neonatal Unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital. We support the Countess of Chester Hospital by providing bereavement training for staff. We also support the hospital by providing items for their bereavement suite and other equipment when requested. We have recently launched a new Support Meeting in Wirral and aim to support Arrowe Park Hospital in a similar way in the future.